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Open Access Challenge, Amy Dailey, Janelle Wertzberger Nov 2015

Open Access Challenge, Amy Dailey, Janelle Wertzberger

Open Access Week at Gettysburg College

This class activity is designed to help health sciences students understand challenges to accessing public health information in a variety of settings. The exercise was created for students in Prof. Dailey’s Global Health class (HS 322) at Gettysburg College in Fall 2015.

The activity, as well as notes for instructors considering using this exercise, are both shared here.


Lgbtq & You: Connecting Collections With The Campus Community, Mallory R. Jallas, Amy E. Ward Oct 2015

Lgbtq & You: Connecting Collections With The Campus Community, Mallory R. Jallas, Amy E. Ward

Musselman Library Staff Publications

Musselman Library’s LGBTQ Research Guide, established in 2012, is a resource that goes beyond connecting the library’s collections with the campus community and providing access. This research guide has generated opportunities to grow campus partnerships, foster a student’s interest in librarianship, and create a gateway for research and learning in the LGBTQ community that goes beyond the classroom. In our presentation we will outline the project from its early days as a student project to its current life as collaboration between the library and Gettysburg Colleges’ Office of LGBTQA Advocacy & Education.


Fifty Years: The Associated College Libraries Of Central Pennsylvania (Or The History Of Aclcp In Less Than 10 Minutes), Robin Wagner Oct 2015

Fifty Years: The Associated College Libraries Of Central Pennsylvania (Or The History Of Aclcp In Less Than 10 Minutes), Robin Wagner

Musselman Library Staff Publications

A brief presentation given by Gettysburg College's Dean of the Library and ACLCP's 2015 President, Robin Wagner, commemorating fifty years of history of the Associated College Libraries of Central Pennsylvania.


Open Access – What’S New In The Arts & Humanities?, Scholarly Communications Oct 2015

Open Access – What’S New In The Arts & Humanities?, Scholarly Communications

Open Access Week at Gettysburg College

Learn about some of the newest open access publications and platforms designed to support the open sharing of humanities research. Join a discussion with librarian liaisons to arts and humanities departments about how Gettysburg faculty and the library are involved.


Open Access – What’S New In The Social Sciences?, Scholarly Communications Oct 2015

Open Access – What’S New In The Social Sciences?, Scholarly Communications

Open Access Week at Gettysburg College

Learn about some of the newest open access publications and platforms designed to support the open sharing of social science research. Join a discussion with librarian liaisons to social science and interdisciplinary departments about how Gettysburg faculty and the library are involved.


Open Access – What’S New In The Sciences?, Scholarly Communications Oct 2015

Open Access – What’S New In The Sciences?, Scholarly Communications

Open Access Week at Gettysburg College

Learn about some of the newest open access publications and platforms designed to support and accelerate science research. Join a discussion with librarian liaisons to science departments about how Gettysburg faculty and the library are involved.


5 Banned Book (Librarian Approved) Must-Reads: In Honor Of Banned Books Week, Mallory R. Jallas, Alexa R. Schreier Oct 2015

5 Banned Book (Librarian Approved) Must-Reads: In Honor Of Banned Books Week, Mallory R. Jallas, Alexa R. Schreier

Musselman Library Staff Publications

Each year, the American Library Association celebrates Banned Books for one week to inspire conversation, thought, and awareness around censorship. This Banned Books Week, Musselman Library is celebrating the freedom to read by promoting books that are banned or challenged in other libraries.

We have pulled together a list of 5 books, some old and some new— but all equally beloved — that have been banned or challenged. [excerpt]


Testing The Guide, Megan E. Fowle Apr 2015

Testing The Guide, Megan E. Fowle

Blogging the Library

This past week, I implemented the user test that I had designed for the new History research guide. I enlisted five participants from the history alias, ensuring that I had one participant from each class year so that I could test the spectrum of students here at Gettysburg. I believe that the testing went great! I used a program called Morae, in which two computers are connected over the internet, with one being used by the participant and the other recording the test. The recordings show mouse movements, as well as video and audio recordings of the participant as they ...


Designing A Test, Megan E. Fowle Apr 2015

Designing A Test, Megan E. Fowle

Blogging the Library

Over the past couple of weeks, I have been developing a new History Research Guide. I have spent time digging through all of the databases that Musselman Library subscribes to in order to categorize them on the new site. I was hoping to make the site as easy to navigate as possible so that students can easily find the right sources. I finally feel that I have reached a point where the new guide is ready to be tested. [excerpt]


Facilitating Peer Learning In The Library: Crafting The Perfect Batch Of Undergraduate Peer Research Mentors, Clinton K. Baugess, Mallory R. Jallas Apr 2015

Facilitating Peer Learning In The Library: Crafting The Perfect Batch Of Undergraduate Peer Research Mentors, Clinton K. Baugess, Mallory R. Jallas

Musselman Library Staff Publications

Librarians at a college library developed a Peer Research Mentor (PRM) program for undergraduate students in order to facilitate peer learning and expand the library's formal instruction program beyond the traditional reach of the library and librarians. The presenters will discuss recruiting the initial cohort of eight PRMs, strengthening PRMs' research skills through an intensive training curriculum, and an overview of the various instructional outreach projects that have been designed and implemented by PRMs for other students. The presentation will discuss program assessment methods, share findings from the current cohort, and outline plans for the program's development.


Artifacts As Ambassadors: Sharing Special Collections Through Collaboration With Student Curators, Carolyn Sautter Mar 2015

Artifacts As Ambassadors: Sharing Special Collections Through Collaboration With Student Curators, Carolyn Sautter

Musselman Library Staff Publications

Special Collections and College Archives at Musselman Library, Gettysburg College, regularly collaborates with various academic departments to conduct class visits utilizing the primary sources in Special Collections Reading Room. In the last two years, some of these opportunity have grown into semester long student curation experiences both inside Special Collections and in collaboration with Schmucker Art Gallery at Gettysburg College.

The exhibits discussed included:

Slaves, Soldiers, Citizens: African American Artifacts of the Civil War Era

Slow to Heal: The Evolution of Medicine from the Civil War Era to WWI

Owl & Nightingale Players, 1914-2014: One Hundred Years of Drama

Art + Politics ...


Breathing Life Into Information Literacy Skills: Results Of A Faculty-Librarian Collaboration, Divonna M. Stebick, Janelle L. Wertzberger, Margaret E. Flora, Joseph W. Miller Mar 2015

Breathing Life Into Information Literacy Skills: Results Of A Faculty-Librarian Collaboration, Divonna M. Stebick, Janelle L. Wertzberger, Margaret E. Flora, Joseph W. Miller

Education Faculty Publications

When an education professor and a reference librarian sought to improve the quality of undergraduate student research, their partnership led to a new focus on assessing the research process in addition to the product. In this study, we reflect on our collaborative experience introducing information literacy as the foundation for undergraduate teacher education research. We examine the outcomes of this collaboration, focusing on the assessment of the process. Using a mixed methods approach, we found that direct instruction supporting effective research strategies positively impacted student projects. Our data also suggest that undergraduate students benefit from not only sound research strategies ...


Teaching Students To Fish: Creating A Sustainable Student Peer Research Program, Mallory R. Jallas, Meggan D. Smith Mar 2015

Teaching Students To Fish: Creating A Sustainable Student Peer Research Program, Mallory R. Jallas, Meggan D. Smith

Musselman Library Staff Publications

A Peer Research Mentor (PRM) program was developed at Musselman Library, Gettysburg College to augment traditional reference services and expand library outreach. Goals included enhancing these students’ information literacy skills helping them become better researchers, as well as sharing that knowledge with peers. This poster will highlight the initial and on-going training, their involvement at the reference desk, and outreach projects to date.


Categorizing History, Megan E. Fowle Feb 2015

Categorizing History, Megan E. Fowle

Blogging the Library

Since my last blog post, I have become more familiar with the desk and have begun to answer questions that are more in depth and make use of the reference skills that I have been learning. This week, I have even started working the desk by myself! I was a little nervous at first, but once I had my first patron, I realized that I felt confident in what I had learned in my training and I was able to help! [excerpt]